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    • Temperature

      Antigua Guatemala Aug 1, 2016 at 8:41 AM

      Hi all, i am traveling to Antigua, Guatemala, Lake Atitlan (Panajachel) and semuc Champey next week, August 9th. Just needed to know what is the highest temperature it reaches and the lowest in the evening? Not sure what to pack as weather is so unpredictable...

      1 Answer Aug 3, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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      San Antonio Aguas Calientes Jan 22, 2016 at 7:22 PM

      HI would like to know if there isnatural hot springs in Aguascalientes, how far it itakes from Antigua and where to stay

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      length of stay?

      Antigua Guatemala Dec 20, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      How long do you recommend staying in Antigua?
      We shall spend 4 nights in Tikal and have 9 days in the country of Guatemala after that .
      Any recommendations?

      29 Answers Dec 24, 2015 at 10:47 PM
    • Pedetrian Life Style in Antigua??

      Antigua Guatemala Nov 9, 2015 at 4:23 PM

      Is Antigua amenable to a pedestrian lifestyle, similar to Granada, Nicaragua? What is the cost for a taxi ride in Antigua?

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      Detour from San Cristobal de las Casas to Guatemala recommandable?

      Antigua Guatemala Jul 8, 2015 at 2:40 AM

      I'll spend my next vacation in Yucatan and Chiapas and I am wondering, wether Antigua and Lake Atitlán is worth a detour from San Cristobal de las Casas. Unfortunately I've not too much time, so some Mexican sights would have to be cancelled. Additionally the bus ride will be long (9 hrs+) and exhausting... Should I visit the sights mentioned above nevertheless?

    • Arriving at night and driving to Antigua

      Antigua Guatemala Feb 22, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      My wife and I are arriving at 8:30 so it'll be dark. Is it safe to travel to Antigua using a private driver hired by the hotel? I hear you should avoid traveling at night.

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 4:21 PM
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      where to buy green (unroasted) coffee beans

      Antigua Guatemala Jan 12, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      Is there somewhere in or near Antigua where we can buy green coffee beans to roast ourselves back at home? We prefer to buy at a beneficio rather than a tourist store.

      Muchas gracias!

      1 Answer Jan 14, 2015 at 10:28 PM
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      Elizabeth Bell Walking Tours

      Antigua Guatemala Jan 12, 2015 at 4:53 PM

      Does Elizabeth Bell still personally lead walking tours of Antigua? Whom do you recommend we contact to find out if she will be there Jan 30/31/Feb1st? If she is not personally available are there other guides you would recommend who focus on history?

      Muchas gracias!

      5 Answers Jan 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM
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      how safe is it ?

      Antigua Guatemala Nov 9, 2014 at 7:08 AM

      and what do you do to avoid trouble, other than the usual precautions....areas to avoid ? travel by bus to seaside ? nightlife ?
      what about money and banks ?
      thank you for any tips....(traveled to Panama last year....was fine, except for a few isolated stories....our only experience of Central America, other than Cancun)

      3 Answers Nov 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM
    • Climate, things to buy, must see things in Guatemala

      Antigua Guatemala Sep 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      HI everyone, I will be a week in Guatemala a round October 20
      Can someone tell me what climate to expect
      What aré the must see places
      Special things to buy,

      I will be very grateful for your help


      10 Answers Nov 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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      Is it easy to get to the international airport?

      Antigua Guatemala Sep 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Should I arrange a transfer to the international airport or would it be easy enough to get a taxi at 3am from the hotel Posada Los Bucaros? Thanks

      5 Answers Sep 4, 2014 at 10:12 AM
    • I'm moving to Antigua Guatemala long term in the next couple of months , I need tips, ideas

      Antigua Guatemala Jul 21, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      My name is Francisco, and I'll be moving to Antigua guatemala. I need tips on where is good to look for houses for rent long term as well as good pricing and security.? Also where to start looking for jobs etc. Any feed back will be appreciated . thanks

    • Banking in Guatemala

      Antigua Guatemala May 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM

      I am traveling to Antigua as part of an international business class for my MBA. I am a banker and I am trying to find a local bank that might be able to talk to me about how they handle financing amoung other things in Guatemala. I would need to find a banker that speaks English. Any ideas?

      3 Answers May 23, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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      Bus from Antigua to Copan Ruinas

      Antigua Guatemala Apr 21, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      Greetings everyone, does anyone have the latest info. on bus options from Antigua to Copan Ruinas..are there any overnight buses as well..please let me know, planning a trip next month!

      Thank you so much!

      18 Answers May 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM
    • Visa Run from Antigua to Copan, Honduras

      Antigua Guatemala Feb 12, 2014 at 5:26 AM

      Is Honduras still part of the CA-4 or will they renew the visa? I have heard different things. If not, what is the easiest, quickest, safest border to cross (Mexico or Belize) with 6 young children? Thank you in advance for your help.

      3 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM
    • Young people in Antigua

      Antigua Guatemala Jan 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      I'm travelling to Antigua over the summer and I was wondering if there were a lot of activities for college-aged people. Also, are there any good ways to meet other young people in the city?

      5 Answers Apr 19, 2014 at 12:19 PM
    • hammocks in antigua

      Antigua Guatemala Jan 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      I did not buy on my last trip, but want to buy on an upcoming one, a beautiful, colorful, ornate hammock from Antigua. It was $125 when I last was in Antigua and it was for sale in a home furnishings store, I think. Does anyone know what store that is? Thanks, Peggy

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      Climate/weather December

      Antigua Guatemala Nov 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      What is the climate/weather like in December and January? Especially interested in humidity level. May come down and stay in hostel, any suggestion? How is traveling from Guatemala to Beliz, Costa Rica, Panama, etc.? Is there good transportation between countries? Bus, boat, or train?

      4 Answers Feb 27, 2014 at 4:48 PM
    • Money matters during Holy Week

      Antigua Guatemala Nov 12, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Hi, I will be visiting Antigua for the first time during Holy Week 2014. I am from the UK and was wondering what would be the best currency to use in Antigua - Dollars or Quetzals? Also, do the banks close during Holy Week, if so, where would be the best place to withdraw money or exchange travellers cheques during this time, do hotels still exchange money for you? Many thanks.

      4 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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      Upcoming 9-Night Visit

      Antigua Guatemala Oct 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      Hello -

      I (33yo gay male) have just arranged flights to Guatemala City (21 November evening arrival - 30 November morning departure). I'm wondering if anyone has a suggested itinerary for things that are a MUST in that small timeframe and/or must stay hotels. I'm quite interested in Antigua & Lake Atitlán and a possible short-stay meditation retreat.

      I live in the rainforest of Costa Rica so not much is very daunting for me.

      Any input would be greatly appreciated!


      8 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 7:45 AM
    • Is it easy to arrange shuttle buses for a group of 5 or 6?

      Antigua Guatemala Sep 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      Is it easy to arrange shuttle buses for a group of 5 or 6? From Guatemala city to Antiqua? Is it possible to even hire a mini van and driver for several days? 5-10 days?

    • Mosquitoes

      Antigua Guatemala Jun 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      How bad are the mosquitoes in Antigua in July? Should I take plenty of DEET?

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM
    • Mosquitos

      Antigua Guatemala Jun 4, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      Hi, how bad are the mosquitoes in Antigua, Guatemala in July?

      2 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 6:27 PM
    • driving to Quetzaltenango from Oaxaca Mexico

      Antigua Guatemala Apr 4, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      has anyone driven over the border to Quetzaltenango ? How long does it take and what are the roads like
      Thanks Andrea

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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      Antigua Guatemala Mar 26, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      hotel near casa de fe

      2 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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      Travelling and donating clothes and toys

      Antigua Guatemala Feb 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM


      Im planning a long trip of backpacking through Central and South America with my boyfriend and have been wondering what is 'acceptable' to give to kids and families in need of clothes, books, toys, diapers, school supplies, ect.
      Also, i will be backpacking, so i can imagine it would be difficult to carry all the extra weight around with me. Has anyone tried buying things IN the country and giving them away there?
      any suggestions?

      Also is it acceptable to approach people and give them things?

      3 Answers Mar 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM
    • Antigua markets

      Antigua Guatemala Jan 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      Are the markets in Antigua active during Holy Week from Good Friday to Easter Sunday?

      2 Answers Feb 28, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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      safety concerns

      Antigua Guatemala Apr 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

      Hi. My husband and I are going to Antigua, Guatemala in December and we are wondering about safety measures...are there certain places, things, pointers that would be good for us to know about? I have read travel advisorys about the crime and have talked with people...some say its fine others say the opposite...any feedback would be greatly appreciated...Cheryl

      4 Answers Jul 8, 2012 at 7:31 AM
    • Moving To Antigua

      Antigua Guatemala Apr 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      My wife and I are planning to move to Antigua later this year; she was born and raised in Guate -has lived here in Los Angeles for over 10 years- and we're looking forward to moving to her homeland. I would like some advice on how she could secure a job (she's in business/administration) before we move. I'm curious of the likelihood of doing a Skype/phone interview; that's not too rare in the states but don't know about in Guatemala. At worst case scenario we can stay with her family in Guatemala City until we find work in Antigua but would prefer to bypass this step. Does anyone know of any Guatemalan job boards that we can post a resume'? As for me working, it's my understanding that I would have to wait at least 3 months to get some residency to then apply for a work visa. I'm not sure if that's correct information though. Also, we would just like to meet some people from the area to connect with. If anyone has any great general advice about moving there (or anything else) we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

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      Car Saftey/Staying Options for a family

      Antigua Guatemala Jan 30, 2012 at 9:38 AM

      Hi I am taking my family, wife and two kids, to Guatemala for the first time. I wanted to know...

      How safe it is to rent and drive a car there? Do you think as an American I can follow the road signs to Tikal?

      What the weather is like during Febuary?

      What is a good back packing hostel like staying place for a family in a quiet area? Kind of like a house run by a local family. If there is a kitchen that would be great.

      Thank You